Currently an associate professor in the English Department and faculty member of the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, I joined the faculty of SSU in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.
My co-edited collection with Adele Parker Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing was published by Rodopi in January 2013. I am currently researching a book project about the relationship between aesthetics, forensics and violence in post-conflict regions (including Bosnia and Peru), and also writing an essay about aesthetic representations of objects found in mass graves from Srebrenica. Several pieces are forthcoming including a book chapter which draws from the holdings of the Kestenberg Archive in Jerusalem and which is about the impact of the mass media on the testimonies of child survivors from the Holocaust, and a review of a novel by Chilean Roberto Bolaño.
Please see my personal website for further information about my publications and other activities. http://www.stephenieayoung.com
Comparative Twentieth Century Literatures
Problems of Memory
Experimental Testimony (especially conflict/post-conflict narratives)
Aesthetics and Violence
Review: Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita in Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com. (forthcoming January 2015).
Book Chapter: "Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive" in Understanding the Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, Linguistic and Psychological Approaches. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. (forthcoming summer 2015).
Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).
“Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)
"Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
"In the Shadow of Mengele’s Skull: Forensics and Memorialization in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Transnational Holocaust Memory. University of Leeds, England. January 2015.
"Is There a Text in This Image? Memory and Memorialization in the Post-War Balkans." International Comparative Literature Association Meeting. University of Paris, Sorbonne. July 2013.
"The Forensics of Memorialization in Post-War Balkan Photography." Genealogies of Memory/Regions of Memory. Warsaw University. Poland. November 2012.
"In Absentia: Yugoslavia and the Changing Face of Portraiture." American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 2012.